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Novel Ideas: DIY Book Crafts for All Skill Levels

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Hand with scissors cutting book isolated on white background By Kelsey Hudson Bookworms beware—some books were harmed in the making of this blog! As a librarian and a giant bookworm myself, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have more than a few books hiding around my apartment, many that haven’t seen daylight in ages.  Although donation is tempting, I’ll admit they’re […]

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Survival Secrets of a Part-Time Vegan

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SurvivalVegan By Sheri Boggs I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian. But my beloved is, and for the last three years I’ve been experimenting with the world of tofu, tempeh, tahini, and tots (tots are totally vegan—look it up). While I haven’t become a full-on vegan myself, I’m impressed with my partner’s commitment to both the […]

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Meet the Bloggers

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

istock Every week our blog team brings you posts with topics ranging from tween birthday party tips to resources for starting your own small business. It’s all for you—our fantastic members! A short writer bio appears at the end of every blog post, but we thought it would be fun for each of us to answer […]

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On My Coffee Table

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Kim Harshberger In recent years I have noticed that I have a consistent reading cycle. I enjoy reading all sorts of material but I tend to stick with one type for a period time. When it comes to fiction, I most enjoy reading books that are a series. I recently finished the first three […]

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Bike to Work Week

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BikeToWork By Rachel Edmondson I feel the need to start this post with a confession. I am not a bike rider. It’s not that I don’t like riding bikes, it just hasn’t happened in the last 10 years or so. Maybe this is why I am so in awe of my friends who not only bike […]

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Lessons from Mom

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LessonsMom By Clarissa Fidler Having just celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, I’ve been thinking about all the ways my mom has influenced my life and shaped who I am today. Even now in my late 20s, I still find I need her advice and support on a regular basis. I think moms have a special gift […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: Q&A with Transolar Galactica Producer Adam Boyd

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CrowdFunding2 By Brian Vander Veen Back in March, I posted a Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley, who had successfully funded the publication of several graphic novels on Kickstarter (and has since raised more than $14,000 on Kickstarter to fund his next book, Victoria Jr.). But publishing projects, of course, aren’t the only thing on Kickstarter. […]

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If the Shoe Fits: Q&A with Curt Kinghorn of Runners Soul

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RunnersWorld By Gwendolyn Haley I love shoes. Some days picking out which pair to wear is truly the best part of my day. My husband recently made a pointed remark about the number of shoes in my closet. I quickly reminded him that different occasions call for particular types of footwear. Some events I need high heels or sandals, […]

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Nonprofit Spokane: Q&A with Sam Evans of KYRS

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_nonprofit By Jane Baker Every Saturday morning from 9–10am, Sam Evans spotlights a nonprofit organization, director, volunteer, or board member on his radio show at KYRS. Nonprofit Spokane‘s purpose is to connect listeners with nonprofit organizations and make a positive impact in the community. I was fortunate to spend some time chatting with Sam […]

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Step Away From The Screen

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

TV remote By Kelsey Hudson Disconnecting for an entire week can seem like a daunting task, especially in our increasingly digital world. But outside of work and homework assignments, turning off our electronics can be a great way to reconnect with our family, friends, and the world around us. Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual event where […]

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